Walkie Talkie Contract Awarded To PC Harrington
7th Sep 2011
Hall Gregory client PC Harrington has won the contract to pour 28,000 cubic metres of concrete to form the substructure of the Walkie Talkie tower on Fenchurch Street in the City of London.
Harrington will start on site this month pouring the equivalent of 11 Olympic-sized swimming pools into the building’s foundations.
The concrete will be supported by 6,000 tonnes of steel reinforcements sourced from Nottingham steel works. The largest single pour is around 2,300 cubic metres.
The Walkie Talkie is being jointly developed by Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group.
Completion to ground floor is planned for February 2012 and final completion is anticipated in 2014.
Approximately 165 people, including three apprentices, will work for Harrington on the concrete works. The entire project is supporting around 3,000 jobs throughout construction.